Thumbing through the latest ESPN the Magazine and it had a cool feature on the fastest players in college football. For those of you with an Insider subscription, it’s page 47. Rankings and video below.
1. Trindon Holliday, KR, RB LSU.
Fastest player in college sports, as evidenced by his victory in the 100m race (10.00) at the NCAA championships this summer.
2. Jacoby Ford, WR, Clemson
In video above, Ford is to the right of Holliday and was even or leading 1/3 of the way through the race before cramping up. In the below video, Ford beat Holliday in the 2009 NCAA indoor 60m race (for the second year in a row).
3. Jeffrey Demps, RB, Florida
Owns the national junior 100 record of 10.01. This video’s terrible, but the blur is Demps.
The rest of the group sprinted in high school, but don’t own any national record or haven’t competed on a national level in college (as best we can tell). Their rankings are simply based on time in the 100m, as reported by ESPN the Magazine:
4. CJ Spiller, RB, Clemson: 10.22
5. James Rodgers, KR/WR, Oregon State 10.3
6. Jahvid Best, RB, Cal: 10.31
7. Brandon Saine, RB, Ohio State, 10.38
[Update: A reader would like to submit NC State's TJ Graham as an addition. His best in the 100m is 10.22.]